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Host Renee Shaw discusses the 2020 Democratic primary election for the 6th Congressional District with candidates Josh Hicks and Daniel Kemph.
Dr. Wayne Tuckson discusses the science behind tracking COVID-19 cases and the importance of mental health during social distancing with Allen Brenzel, MD, medical director of the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities; and Steven Stack, MD, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Dr. Tuckson also speaks with COVID-19 survivors Mark Hamblin, Breathitt County; Courtney Frazier, Breathitt County; and Dick Clay, Jefferson County.
Bill Bryant and guest journalists discuss the week's news, including a COVID-19 update and protests in Frankfort and Louisville. Guests (all via video call): Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; Marcus Green, WDRB in Louisville; Hannah Hageman, WHOP in Hopkinsville; and Michon Lindstrom, Spectrum News 1.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Dr. Wesley J. McConnell, MD, a specialist in pulmonary medicine at Kentuckiana Pulmonary Associates and Deena Kinkade Adams, M.S. Ed., executive director of the American Lung Association in Kentucky.
In his Friday update, Gov. Beshear reports 283 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 9,464 confirmed cases. There are 9 new deaths, for a total of 418 fatalities. 3,231 people have recovered. The governor also addressed the violence that erupted in Louisville during a protest over the shooting by police of a city EMT.
In his Thursday update, Gov. Beshear reports 113 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 9,184 confirmed cases. There are 9 new deaths, for a total of 409 fatalities. 3,181 people have recovered. The briefing includes two videos for children as well as information about state park reopenings and a security issue with the unemployment website.
Host Renee Shaw speaks with 2020 Primary election candidates in separate interviews. Candidates include C. Wesley Morgan - Republican, U.S. Senate; Alexandra Owensby - Democrat, Fourth Congressional District; and Gerardo Serrano - Republican, Fifth Congressional District.
In his Wednesday update, Gov. Beshear reports 127 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 9,077 confirmed cases. There are 6 new deaths, for a total of 400 fatalities. 3,124 people have recovered. He says the numbers suggest we are no longer on a plateau but in a decline.
With researchers around the world racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, attention is increasingly turning to a potential stop-gap measure – convalescent plasma. The yellowish gold part of our blood that contains antibodies to help fight viruses is the focus of research in labs and hospitals and shows early signs of promise. John Yang reports.